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2 Conditions for Mailing

210 Global Express Guaranteed

211 Description

211.1 General

Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG™) service is an international expedited delivery service provided through an alliance with FedEx Corporation. It provides reliable, high-speed, guaranteed, and time-definite service from selected Post Office facilities in the United States to a large number of international destinations. (See Countries and Cities Served Section of Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for destination service commitments.) Global Express Guaranteed delivery service is guaranteed to meet the specified service standards or the postage paid may be refunded. For almost all network destinations, liability insurance is provided for lost or damaged shipments. See 215.5.

211.2 Allowable Contents

Documents and general correspondence (non-dutiable items) and non-documents (all dutiable items including merchandise) may be shipped using Global Express Guaranteed service. See 212 for classification and rate treatment of specific shipments based on content. The allowable contents for Global Express Guaranteed shipments may also be restricted by the destinating country. Refer to Publication 141 for the definition of allowable contents for each destinating country. Senders are responsible for determining if their item is allowable despite any statement made in Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Website, or by a Postal Service employee or the Postal Service's agents.

212 Mail Classifications

212.1 Global Express Guaranteed Document Service

The Global Express Guaranteed Document service mail classification is for shipments that contain only documents and general correspondence for which no duty is assessed by the customs authority of the destinating country (non-dutiable shipments). Packages shipped by Global Express Guaranteed Document service are sealed against inspection by the Postal Service or other U.S. agencies and authorities. These Document service shipments may be subject to inspection in the destinating country for purposes of compliance with the customs requirements of the destinating country. The postage rates applicable to Document service shipments are set forth in 216.1 and are separate and distinct from the postage rates for Non-Document service.

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212.2 Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Service

The Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document service mail classification is for shipments that do not contain documents or general correspondence and for which duty may be assessed by the customs authority of the destinating country. Merchandise and all other dutiable items may be shipped using only this Global Express Guaranteed classification. Non-Document service shipments are not sealed against inspection under 39 U.S.C. 3623(d). Non-Document service shipments will be subject to inspection by the Postal Service and its designated agents for purposes of aviation (air) security and to determine that the contents are eligible for shipment via Non-Document service and that the contents are adequately declared on the Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice to permit expedited customs clearance. These Non-Document service shipments may also be subject to inspection in the destinating country for purposes of compliance with the customs requirements of the destinating country. Non-Document service is not available to some countries to which Document service is provided. See the listing of destinating countries in 213.2 for specific availability. The postage rates applicable to Non-Document service shipments are set forth in 216.2 and are separate and distinct from the postage rates for Document service.

213 Service Areas

213.1 U.S. Origins

Global Express Guaranteed items must be entered through selected Post Office facilities that are located in the following ZIP Code areas. Not all facilities within a 3-digit ZIP Code area accept Global Express Guaranteed items. Check with your local Post Office facility for a participating Post Office facility near you.

State Code ZIP Code Areas
Alabama AL 350, 351, 352, 354-363, 365, 366, 368
Alaska AK 995, 997
Arizona AZ 850, 852, 853, 857
Arkansas AR 716, 717, 719-725, 727-729
California CA 900, 902, 903-908, 910-928, 930-932, 934, 936, 937, 939-941, 943-951, 954
Colorado CO 800-810, 814-816
Connecticut CT 060-069
Delaware DE 197-199
District of Columbia DC 200, 202, 203, 205, 207, 208
Florida FL 320-323, 326-339, 341, 342, 344, 346, 347, 349
Georgia GA 300-319, 398
Idaho ID 835-838
Illinois IL 600-609, 611-620, 622, 625-628
Indiana IN 460-479
Iowa IA 500-504, 507, 510, 511, 516, 520, 522-525, 527, 528
Kansas KS 660-662, 667, 672, 674, 676
Kentucky KY 400-407, 410-418, 420-427
Louisiana LA 701, 703, 704, 707, 708
Maine ME 039-041, 045, 049
Maryland MD 206-212, 214, 215, 217, 219
Massachusetts MA 010-027
Michigan MI 480-498
Minnesota MN 550, 551, 553, 554, 558-563
Mississippi MS 386-397
Missouri MO 630, 631, 633, 640, 641, 644, 645, 647, 648, 650, 654-658
Montana MT 591
Nebraska NE 680, 681, 685-687
Nevada NV 890, 891, 894, 895
New Hampshire NH 030-034, 038
New Jersey NJ 070-089
New Mexico NM 871
New York NY 100, 101, 103-149
North Carolina NC 272-274, 276, 280-282, 286
Ohio OH 430-458
Oklahoma OK 730, 731, 734-738, 740, 741, 743-749
Oregon OR 972
Pennsylvania PA 150-168, 170-180, 189-191, 193-196
Puerto Rico PR 006-009
Rhode Island RI 028, 029
South Carolina SC 297-299
South Dakota SD 570, 571
Tennessee TN 370-374, 376-385
Texas TX 750-754, 756, 759-764, 766, 769, 770, 772-778, 780-782, 784, 786-788, 791-796, 799
Utah UT 840, 841, 843-847
Vermont VT 054, 056
Virgin Islands VI 008
Virginia VA 200, 201, 220-227, 229-239, 242, 244, 246
Washington WA 980-985, 988-992
West Virginia WV 250-257, 260, 267
Wisconsin WI 530-532, 534, 540, 546-548
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